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Here’s a full poem I can wade Grief by Emily Dickinson. If you’re interested in a full analysis of this poem, check out our links at the bottom of the page!

I can wade Grief – 

I can wade Grief—

Whole Pools of it—

I’m used to that—

But the least push of Joy

Breaks up my feet—

And I tip—drunken—

Let no Pebble—smile—

‘Twas the New Liquor,—

That was all!

.

Power is only Pain—

Stranded, thro’ Discipline,

Till Weights—will hang—

Give Balm—to Giants—

And they’ll wilt, like Men—

Give Himmaleh—

They’ll Carry—Him!

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson wade Grief
Loss – A sculpture by Jane Mortimer; Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Poem Analysis of “I can wade Grief” by Emily Dickinson


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